Pitiful Picks: Dolphins will keep it close against Cardinals

Philadelphia Eagles -1 over New York Giants

The Eagles turn the ball over way too much.  The Giants have had 10 days to prepare.  The Giants have the more consistent quarterback and the better pass rush.  Everything tells me to take the Giants in this game.  Well, I’m 4-5 in picks, so I’m trying a little reverse pick here.  The Giants and Eagles always play wild games.  One team jumps out to a big lead, then the other team comes storming back.  Tomorrow I think it’ll be the Eagles.

Michael Vick heard his head coach say this week, that he would monitor Vick’s play and see how it goes.  Not exactly a ringing endorsement.  Vick heard that and knows he needs to play better and stop turning the ball over.  The Eagles looked terrible in Arizona last week, while the Giants waxed the Panthers on Thursday Night Football.  Again, there’s not a lot of logic behind this pick, but I’ll take the Eagles 27-24.

Miami Dolphins +6 over Arizona Cardinals

If you look at all of the experts picks this week, you’ll see almost all of them picking the 3-0 Cardinals.  I can’t blame them, the Dolphins didn’t look good last week.  Ryan Tannehill completed less than 50% of his passes and Reggie Bush is injured.  Reports suggest that Bush will play on Sunday and the Dolphins will need him.  More importantly, the Dolphins defense will need to step up in a big way.  The Cards offense ranks #31 in the NFL.  The Dolphins must keep this a low scoring game and cause some turnovers.

The Dolphins offense, meanwhile, must do a better job of protecting the football…..I’m looking at you Mr. Ryan Tannehill and Mr. Daniel Thomas.  No costly interceptions.  No careless fumbles.  I know that’s easier said than done against this fast Cardinals defense.  BUT, if the Dolphins can hold onto the football, they have a chance to keep this game close and potentially win it in the 4th quarter.  I’m going for the outright upset, Dolphins 16-13, with Dan Carpenter hitting all 3 of his field goal attempts.

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